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Current Projects

PI

RESEARCH TEAM

RESEARCH PROJECT : TITLE

TERM and START

Discipline of Anatomy: Human Performance Laboratory Watts Building College

PhD
Eanna McGrath

Supervisors: Dr Nick Mahony & Bernard Donne

Functional Threshold Power in Triathletes and Cyclists

3-4 years
2017

PhD
Tony Raftery (TBC)

Supervisors:Dr Nick Mahony & Bernard Donne

Exercise based rehabilitation in children and adolescents post scoliosis surgery

3-4 years
2017

Dr Neil Fleming & Dr Nick Mahony

Bernard Donne HPL TCD

Effect of oxygenated water on alcohol clearance kinetics

6 months
2017

Dr Neil Fleming & Dr Nick Mahony

In collaboration with -
Bernard Donne (HPL TCD) Eugene Wallace (CRF SJH), Richard Reilly (TCBE/TCIN)

Baseline neurophysiological assessment in SCI patients

2 years
2016

Dr Neil Fleming & Dr Nick Mahony

In collaboration with -
Bernard Donne (HPL TCD) Eugene Wallace (CRF SJH), Richard Reilly (TCBE/TCIN)

Effects of exoskeletal robotics and transcutaneous neuro-electrical stimulation in SCI rehabilitation

2 years
2017

MSc SEM
Eleni Henry

Supervisors: Dr Nick Mahony & Bernard Donne  

Evaluation of a modified field based hockey fitness test.

1 year
2016-17

MSc SEM
Alan Dunne

Supervisors: Bernard Donne &Dr Neil Fleming

Energy costs and EMG activity in carbon fibre blade crutches.

1 year
2016-17

MSc SEM
Naomi Mullins

Supervisors: Dr Nick Mahony & Bernard Donne

Aerobic training effect on HR zone prescription in female club level triathletes

1 year
2016-17

MSc SEM
Olive McCafferty

Supervisors: Dr Nick Mahony & Bernard Donne  

Aerobic training effect on GXT performance profile in female club level triathletes

1 year
2016-17

MSc SEM Maureen Deeny

Supervisors: Dr Nick Mahony & Bernard Donne

Aerobic training effects on FTP performance in female club level triathletes

1 year
2016-17

MSc SEM
Michelle Lacey

Supervisors: Dr Nick Mahony & Bernard Donne

Effects of high intensity exercise on ankle stability and balance tests.

1 year
2016-17

MSc SEM
Niamh O’Dwyer

Supervisors: Dr Nick Mahony & Bernard Donne

Effect of seat tube angle on kinematics and EMG during high intensity cycling tests.

1 year
2016-17

MSc SEM
Beata Kis

Supervisors: Dr Nick Mahony & Bernard Donne

Relationship of functional threshold power to maximum lactate steady state in cyclists.

1 year
2016-17

MSc SEM
Conor Farrell

Supervisors: Dr Nick Mahony & Dr Neil Fleming

Evaluation of 3D kinematics and EMG during power lifting.

1 year
2016-17

Discipline of Anatomy:  Neuroscience

MSc by research - Aisling O’Malley
(Staff)

Supervisor -  Dr. Denis Barry

The roles of glycosylated radial glial precursors in central nervous system formation

2 years
2015

PhD candidate TBD

Collaborating Principle investigators - Dr Nick Mahony, Supervisor - Dr. Denis Barry

The potentials of neural stem cells in regenerating the nervous system following injury.

4 years
2017

Erasmus Bachelors thesis candidate - Hanna Fischer.

Supervisor – Dr. Denis Barry

Characterizing the scaffolds that facilitate white matter patterning during CNS formation

3 months
2017

Dr. Robin White Dr. Denis Barry

Collaborating Principle investigators – Anatomy TCD &  Westfield State University, Massachusetts

The effects of a ketogenic diet during pregnancy on the developing brain

1 year
2017

Gerard O’Keeffe, Shane Hegarty, Kevin Mitchell, Dr. Denis Barry,

Collaborating Principle investigators – UCC and TCD

Neuroanatomical distribution of TAG-1 in the developing spinal cord in mice deficient for Semaphorin-6A

1 Year
2017

Discipline of Anatomy:  Medical education & other

MSc Anatomy by research
Dr Joan Costello

Supervisor: Dr Nick Mahony

Anatomical variations in kidney and ureter.

3 years
2015 -2018

Doctor of Medicine candidate - Walid El Kininy.

Supervisor - Dr. Denis Barry

The anatomical variation of the facial nerve, retromandibular vein and the external carotid in an Irish population

2 years
2017

William Ryan & Dr. Denis Barry

Collaborating Principle investigators –, TCD

A comparative review of rugby injuries at Dublin University Rugby Club over a 2 year period, twenty years ago and today

1 year
2017

Dr. Shane Davy Dr. Denis Barry

Collaborating Principle investigators Anatomy TCD

The view of the radiologist in the changing world of anatomy education.

1 year
2017

Lead investigator  Dr. Denis Barry, TCD

Collaborating Principle investigators - Dr Gerard O’Keeffe, Dr.  Kieran McDermott, UL.

A cross-sectional study of the approaches to the teaching and student learning of Anatomy

1 year
2017

Dr. Denis Barry

Collaborating Principle investigators – Dr. Gerard O’Keeffe UCC, and Dr.  Paul Tierney, TCD

Ethical and technical considerations associated with the student use of online anatomy videos for learning purposes.

1 year
2017

Archived Projects

PI RESEARCH TEAM RESEARCH PROJECT : TITLE TERM and START
Mahony, Dr Nick (staff) Phd Prof David Taylor
(Trinity Centry for Bioengineering)
Prof Clive Lee (TCE and RCSI)
Mr Bernard Donne (HPL, TCD)
Assessment of bone mineral quantity variables in an
ovine model of osteoporosis
5 years: 2004
Foley, Aoife (student)  Phd Prof Emeritus Moira O'Brien
 (Anatomy)
Dr Myra O'Regan (Statistics)
The effects of hysterectomy on osteoporosis 8 Years: 2001
Morrisey, Brian (staff) MSc Mr Paul Glacken An assessment of the range of abduction and adduction of the metacarpophalangeal joints of the hand 1 year: 2008
Meshkat, Babak (staff) MSc Mr Paul Glacken Variations of the biliary ducts 1 year:  2008
Roche, Fiona (staff) MSc Mr Paul Glacken Re-Evaluation of the Musculocutaneous Nerve 1 year:  2008
Barry, Niall (student) MSc Mr Bernard Donne Effects of kinesio-taping on knee extension muscle function 1 year:  2008
Bell Leann (student) MSc Dr Nick Mahony Comparison of physiological responses during graded
incremental tests runnning, cycling and rowing
1 year:  2008
Darling, Lynn (student) MSc Dr Nick Mahony Comparison of graded incremental 20 MST and
incremental track tests in hockey and gaelic games players
1 year:  2008
Duggan, William (student) MSc Mr Bernard Donne Effects of seat tube angle on lower limb EMG activity during sub-maximal cycling 1 year:  2008
Egan, Niamh (student) MSc Dr Nick Mahony Effects of drag setting on submaximal rowing cost indices 1 year:  2008
Farnan, Dominic (student) MSc Dr Nick Mahony Physiotherapy Assessment versus an injury based
questionnaire in college field sport
1 year:  2008
Greenan, Stephen (student) MSc Dr Nick Mahony Physiotherapy Assessment versus an injury based
questionnaire in college field sport
1 year:  2008
Hogg, Andrew (student) MSc Dr Nick Mahony Comparison of graded incremental 20 MST and incremental track tests in soccer and rugby players 1 year:  2008
Hickey, Paul (student) MSc Mr Bernard Donne Effects of training on physiological and psychomotor test data 1 year:  2008
Rath, Suzanne (student) MSc Mr Bernard Donne WBV and lactate clearance: Comparison with active and passive recovery 1 year:  2008
Denvir, Karl (student) MSc Mr Bernard Donne Comparison of changes in salivary cortisol and testosterone
between rugby players and rowers across training cycles
and during competition
2 years: 2007
Habib, Gehane (Student) MSc Mr Bernard Donne Comparison of derived aerobic and anaerobic training zones in competitive triathletes using graded incremental tests 2 years: 2007
Goff, Harry (Student) MSc Mr Bernard Donne Effect of a knee flexor eccentric strengthening program on isokinetic variables, dynamic jump performance and hamstrings flexibility in male colligate games players 2 years: 2007
Scott, Gemma (Student) MSc Dr Nick Mahony A field based investigation of the time spent in aerobic heart rate zones during soccer training and competition 2 years: 2007
Spelman, Michelle (Student) MSc Dr Nick Mahony The effect of phase of the menstrual cycle on incremental rowing test performance on the concept II ergometer 2 years: 2007
Banim,Muireann (Student) MSc Dr Nick Mahony Analysis of performance and physiological data from time
trial and progressive incremental tests on concept II and
rowperfect ergometers in male collegiate rowers
3 years: 2006
Goodridge, Ben (Student) MSc Mr Bernard Donne Effect of fatigue following a 60-minute treadmill protocol on knee joint positional sense, total body balance and lower limb reaction time 3 years: 2006
Usman, Uzma (Student) MSc Mr Bernard Donne Realiability of isokinetic assessment of ankle inverters and everters 3 years: 2006